The UW College of the Environment (website) has faculty members currently participating in sustainability research distributed across 412 funded research projects. Below is a sample list of funded research projects occuring in the College of the Environment during the 2012 fiscal year. A more complete list can be downloaded here.

A Multi-Scale Observational and Modeling Study of Cirrus and Boundary Layer Clouds Using A-Train Data
Faculty: Thomas Ackerman (Atmospheric Sciences) & Andreas Muehlbauer (JISAO)
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A Quasi-Operational Prediction System for the Coastal Ocean of the Pacific NW
Faculty: Thomas Ackerman & Nicholas Bond (Atmospheric Sciences) 
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ADIOS3: Physical mechanism of droplet formation for immiscible fluids injected into water through a high Reynolds number jet. Modeling droplet breakup to determine the Fate of Deepwater Horizon Oil
Faculty: Alberto Aliseda & James Riley (Mechanical Engineering)
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Agreement to continue operation of the Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Faculty: Christian Grue (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Alberts HFSP Subcontract from University of Chicago
Faculty: Jonathan Alberts (Department of Biology)
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Algorithm Support for Integrated Cognitive Model of Movement Behaviours for Discerning the Intent of Subgroups (Algorithm Support - ACOE)
Faculty: James Anderson (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Analysis of vegetation effects on levees
Faculty: Susan Bolton (Environmental and Forest Sciences)
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Assessment of Juvenile Salmon Use of Signani Slough Restoration Site
Faculty: Christian Grue & Jeffery Cordell (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Astrobiology Pathways: From the interstellar medium, through planetary systems, to the emergence and detection of life
Faculty: John Baross (Oceanography)
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Burrowing Shrimp Management Willapa Bay Study
Faculty: Christian Grue (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Channel Migration
Faculty: Christian Grue (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences) & Brian Collins (Earth and Space Sciences)
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Characterization of the Zooplankton Component of the Puget Sound Food Web
Faculty: Christian Grue & Jeffery Cordell (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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CLA Pesticides in Urban Streams
Faculty: Christian Grue (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Collaborative Research: Growth of the Tibetan Plateau, Eastern Asian Climate and Hydrological Cycle
Faculty: David Battisti (Atmospheric Sciences) & Gerard Roe (Earth and Space Sciences)
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Collaborative Research: Illuminating the architecture of the greater Mount St. Helens magmatic system from slab to surface
Faculty: Olivier Bachmann & Kenneth Creager (Earth and Space Sciences)
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Collaborative Research: Modeling coastal oxygen production and carbon sequestration
Faculty: Thomas Ackerman (Atmospheric Sciences)
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COASST: Covering the Coast
Faculty: Christian Grue & Julia Parrish (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Columbia River Salmon Passage Model (Hydro/CBR)
Faculty: James Anderson (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Consequences of hypoxia on food web linkages in a pelagic marine ecosystem
Faculty: Timothy Essington (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences) & Julie Keister (School of Oceanography)
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Conservation Planning for Fishes in the Upper Colorado River Basin
Faculty: Christian Grue & Julian Olden (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Continuation of Collaborative Research Between KMI - SMEA
Faculty: Thomas Leschine (School of Marine and Environmental Affairs & Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Coordination of protocol reviews for long-term monitoring in the Pacific West Region of the National Park Service
Faculty: Jonathan Bakker (Environmental and Forest Sciences)
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Development and validation of models to assess the threat to freshwater fishes from environmental change and invasive species
Faculty: Christian Grue & Julian Olden (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Determine Genetic Diversity and Develop Tools for Genetic Improvement of Oyster Stocks for the Pacific Northwest
Faculty: Carolyn Friedman (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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EAGER: The relationship between microbial biogeography and ocean chemistry across a persistent oceanographic "hot spot" in the NE Pacific Ocean
Faculty: Virginia Armbrust (Oceanography)
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Eastern Gray Squirrel Ecology and Interactions with Western Gray Squirrels in the South Puget Sound Region
Faculty: Christian Grue (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Ecological effects of catch share programs in New England and U.S. West Coast groundfish fisheries 
Faculty: Timothy Essington & Trevor Branch (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Ecology and Molecular Epidemiology of fish viruses
Faculty: Christian Grue (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences) & Lee Campbell (Epidemiology)
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Effectiveness of Ballast Water Exchange in Protecting Puget Sound from Invasive Species
Faculty: Christian Grue & Jeffery Cordell (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Evaluating and Improving Cloud Processes in the Multi-Scale Modeling Framework
Faculty: Thomas Ackerman (Atmospheric Sciences)
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Evaluating Dynamical States, Radiation Budgets and Cloud Properties in the NCEP CFS-R and ECMWF ERA Interim Output
Faculty: Thomas Ackerman (Atmospheric Sciences) & Laura Hinkelman (JISAO)
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Evaluation of On-Site Sewage System Nitrogen Removal Technology
Faculty: Christian Grue (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences), Michael Brett & H Stensel (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
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Factors Governing the Quantity and Quality of Habitat for Wintering Swans in Northwestern Washington
Faculty: Christian Grue (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Fire, climate, and smoke research
Faculty: Ernesto Alvarado-Celestin (Environmental and Forest Sciences)
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Fire histories of Turn Point and Kellett Bluff, San Juan Islands, Washington
Faculty: Jonathan Bakker (Environmental and Forest Sciences)
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Forest Biomass Supply Assessment
Faculty: Christian Grue (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences) & John Perez-Garcia (Environmental and Forest Sciences)
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Grazing and afforestation effects on understory community composition and diversity in Uruguayan grasslands
Faculty: Jonathan Bakker (Environmental and Forest Sciences)
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Growth Modulation in Salmon Supplementation
Faculty: Walton Dickhoff (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Immune responses in teleost fish
Faculty: Christian Grue (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Implementation of continuous flow cytometry for high resolution mapping of microbial distributions in surface waters
Faculty: Virginia Armbrust & Robert Morris (Oceanography)
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Improving the Efficacy of Imidacloprid for Mgmt of Burrowing Shrimp Infestations on Shellfish Grounds
Faculty: Christian Grue (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeship (IGERT) in Ocean Change
Faculty: Terrie Klinger (School of Marine and Environmental Affairs) & James Murray (School of Oceanography)
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International Adoption of Conservation Technologies (IntACT): Towards a New Theory of Transferring Technology in the Face of Conservation Crisis
Faculty: Patrick Christie (School of Marine and Environmental Affairs and the Jackson School of International Studies) & Lekelia Jenkins (School of Marine and Environmental Affairs)
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Joint Effort to Monitor the Strait (JEMS)
Faculty: Christian Grue & Kenneth Sebens (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean Tasks I & II
Faculty: Thomas Ackerman & Nicholas Bond (Atmospheric Sciences) 
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Juvenile Passage Model Development (COMPASS/NMFS)
Faculty: James Anderson (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Managing the Nations Fish Habitat at Multiple Spatial Scales in a Rapidly Changing Climate
Faculty: Christian Grue & Julian Olden (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Marine Bird (sea ducks) Evaluation Study – Brown’s Point to Tulalip Point
Faculty: Christian Grue & Julia Parrish (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Marine Debris Program Project Performance Measure Inventory
Faculty: Thomas Leschine (School of Marine and Environmental Affairs & Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Metagenomic analysis of microbes exposed to alternative fuels
Faculty: Virginia Armbrust (Oceanography)
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Modeling the population dynamics of Prince William Sound herring
Faculty: Trevor Branch (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Moore Investigator Award
Faculty: Virginia Armbrust (Oceanography) & Allan Devol
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Network Analysis of the Puget Sound Marine and Nearshore Scientific Community
Faculty: Patrick Christie (School of Marine and Environmental Affairs and the Jackson School of International Studies)
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NSF Science and Technology Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction
Faculty: Virginia Armbrust (Oceanography)
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Nuclear Waste Program Educational Outreach
Faculty: Christian Grue (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences) & Bettina Shell-Duncan (Department of Anthropology)
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Pacific Northwest Fish Dietary Information, Statistical Support and Guidance
Faculty: Christian Grue & Vincent Gallucci (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Pacific NW Coop Ecosystem Studies Unit Program Support
Faculty: Gordon Bradley (Environmental and Forest Sciences)
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Partnership with the Northwest Fisheries Science Center and Alaska Fishery Science Center to Develop Increased Capacity in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences to Enhance Teaching and Research
Faculty: David Armstrong (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Pinto Abalone Disease and Genetic Screening
Faculty: Christian Grue (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Pinto Abalone PIT Tag Development, Tissue Preservation Methods & Genotyping
Faculty: Christian Grue & Carolyn Friedman (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Public attitudes and perceptions of forest fires and smoke: Management implications
Faculty: Stanley Asah (Environmental & Forest Sciences)
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Regional Native Seed Project
Faculty: Jonathan Bakker (Environmental and Forest Sciences)
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Restoration of the pinto abalone, Haliotis kamtschatkana, in Washington State
Faculty: Carolyn Friedman (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Second-Tier Database Support (DART/CBR)
Faculty: James Anderson (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Sediment Analysis and John Frew Graduate Support
Faculty: Christian Grue (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Snoqualmie Corridor recreation planning
Faculty: Gordon Bradley (Environmental and Forest Sciences)
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Sockeye Hatchery Adaptive Management Science Support MOA
Faculty: David Beauchamp & Thomas Quinn (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Stage-specific growth and survival during early marine life of Puget Sound Chinook salmon in the context of temporal-spatial environmental conditions and trophic interactions
Faculty: David Beauchamp (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Standardization of methods to quantify marine microdebris:  Laboratory intercomparison and the development of polymer composition, size, and shape as indicators of sources of marine microplastics
Faculty: Joel Baker (Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences)
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The interaction among mesoscale dynamics, microphysical properties and radiative effects of mid-latitude cirrus clouds
Faculty: Thomas Ackerman (Atmospheric Sciences) & Andreas Muehlbauer (JISAO)
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The Snoqualmie River Game Fish Enhancement Plan
Faculty: David Beauchamp (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Toxicity of Herbicides to Amphibians
Faculty: Christian Grue (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Tsunami Hazard Modeling for U.S. Coastlines
Faculty: Nicholas Bond (Atmospheric Sciences)
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Understanding the roles of competing bacterial endosymbionts in abalone health, management, and restoration
Faculty: Carolyn Friedman & Glen VanBlaricom (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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UW Coop Swan Project
Faculty: Christian Grue (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Validation and Application of MISR Cloud Retrievals
Faculty: Thomas Ackerman (Atmospheric Sciences)
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Washington Shellfish Initiative Ocean Acidification Blue Ribbon Panel
Faculty: Christian Grue (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences) & Penelope Dalton (Washington Sea Grant)
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2011 Water Column Profiler Data Processing Project
Faculty: Nicholas Bond (Atmospheric Sciences) & Margaret Sullivan (JISAO)
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Watershed control of hydrologic sources and thermal conditions in SW Alaska streams: a framework for forecasting effects of changing climate
Faculty: Christian Grue & Daniel Schindler (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)
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Wildland Fuel and Fire Management in a Changing Climate
Faculty: Ernesto Alvarado-Celestin & James Agee (Environmental and Forest Sciences)
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WGA Climate Change II
Faculty: Christian Grue (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences) & Joshua Tewksbury (Department of Biology)
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WHCWG Climate Change
Faculty: Christian Grue (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences) & Joshua Tewksbury (Department of Biology)
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Work Plan for the University of Washington In Managing and Facilitating A Scientific Review Process for CMER by the Independent Scientific Peer Review Program
Faculty: Christian Grue (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences) & Daniel Vogt (Environmental and Forest Sciences)
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